Application to Extend the Provisions of the Provident Fund Collective Agreement
As you may be aware the Provident Fund Collective Agreement will expire on 28 February 2014. The Department of Labour has advised us to consult all interested parties, inclusive of non-parties, with regard to the application made to the Minister of Labour to extend the provisions of the Agreement for a period of three (3) months. Your comments/input regarding the application is invited.
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Wage and Allowance increases for employees
Please be advised that for the period 1 March 2014 to 28 February 2015, there will be increases in Minimum Wages - Across the Board Increases and Allowances.
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The relationship between the Council and the Provident Fund
We wish to bring to the attention of all our members how the NBCRFLI is related to the Road Freight and Logistic Industry Provident Fund. It is important to note that the industry’s Provident Fund is a separate legal entity and is not owned by any stakeholder or party, such as the Council, an employer organisation or trade unions. All Provident Fund contributions are made directly to the Fund and not via the Council.
The Council, however, remains the body where collective agreements are negotiated and thereafter we enforce the provisions of the said collective agreement in terms of the Labour Relations Act. The Council is thus responsible for ensuring that the payment of Fund contributions is made, as outlined in the Provident Fund Agreement. Although there are Provident Fund service centres in the Council’s Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban branches, this is purely for the convenience of the Council’s members. No Provident Fund queries or payments are received or handled by the Council itself, as stipulated above.
Should you have any queries regarding your Provident Fund contributions, please contact one of the relevant Road Freight and Logistics Industry Provident Fund contact numbers below:
|RFLIPF||011 484 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Sanlam-Futura||086 173 email@example.com|
|SALT EB||011 544 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Risk Benefit Administrator|
|NMG||011 509 email@example.com|
Disclaimer: The above were the details provided at the time of sending out this email.
Use our Fraud Hot-line and Be Heard Disclosure Service!
Crime negatively impacts on the profits, salaries and infrastructure of the road freight and logistics industry. As members of this industry, we need to work together to prevent this crime which includes unlawful, dishonest and unethical behaviour such as fraud and non-compliance.
We urge you to join in the fight against fraud and corruption in our industry by contacting our "Be Heard" disclosure service to report any crime that you see or suspect in the workplace. You may also phone this hotline if there is any operator you know or suspect is NOT REGISTERED with the NBCRFLI or not doing what has been set out in the Collective Agreements:
Call us on 0800 000 904 (Toll Free)
Or SMS us on 44666
Or send us an email on firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that our fraud hot-line is completely outsourced and anonymous, and we will not reveal your identity to anyone.
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Amendment to the Main Collective Agreement
Please be advised that the Minister of Labour has approved two amendments to the provisions of the Main Collective Agreement. The first amendment was in respect of clause 26 which deals with the general provisions on the administration of benefit funds and the second amendment was in respect of clause 54 trade union subscriptions. Click here to read further.
Extension to the Exemptions and Dispute Resolution Collective Agreement
Please be advised that the Minister of Labour has extended the provisions of the Exemptions and Dispute Resolution Agreement to 28 February 2016 as contained in the Government Gazette No. 37247 dated 24th January 2014. Read more.
An additional Employer Association joins the NBCRFLI
As of January 2014, the National Employers Association of South Africa (NEASA) has been admitted as a party to the National Bargaining Council for the Road Freight and Logistics Industry (NBCRFLI). Based on NEASA's membership figures, they are entitled to one representative on the Council's board.
NEASA is one of South Africa's employer associations which represents employers within the road freight and logistics industry. Founded in 1996, NEASA is registered in terms of the Labour Relations Act and provides support to its members in labour relations matters. Their 9 regional offices across South Africa provide services such as qualified legal representation offices in labour disputes at the CCMA and in bargaining councils.
"We welcome NEASA as a new party to the Council and trust that their input and knowledge will promote orderly collective bargaining," says Tersia Ströh, Acting National Secretary of the NBCRFLI.
Click hereto view the Council's official letter of welcome to NEASA.
Please note that the eThekwini Municipality has announced a load-shedding schedule in the Durban area, which may affect our services at our Durban office.
These disruptions are expected to occur daily and will affect operations between either of the following periods:
|10:00 am - 12:30 am|
|12:00 am - 14:30 pm|
We thank you for your patience and understanding during this period.
Labour Relations Act 1995: Amendment of Constitution
At a Council meeting held on 20 November 2013, the parties to the Council resolved to amend the provisions of clause 10.1 of the Constitution. The main purpose of the proposed amendment was to delete the reference to “CEO” in the Constitution. Read more...
The importance of submitting up-to-date banking details
It is essential that all road freight and logistics industry leaders are aware that the Council obtains the correct bank account details of all employees in order to service the industry properly. It has however become a year-on-year problem that many employee banking details are not updated, resulting in late or no payments and frustrated employees. This is especially applicable during the payouts process as without the correct details, it is impossible for the Council to process employee payouts efficiently and timeously.
In an effort to keep employees satisfied and to ensure the industry runs smoothly, we strongly urge all employer administrators and payroll staff to update changing bank account details on a monthly basis on the database that is accessible via the e-business website on www.nbcrfionline.org.za.
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Delivery of a new Labour Dispute Resolution Practice Qualification by Public Universities